Halloween – Handing out Candy

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We give like 4 pieces per kid but we don’t get a lot of kids & leave to take dd out trick or treating. So we never run out of candy. We also buy plenty! I take it to work after halloween. At my friends moms she sees a ton of kids!! She buys a couple of huge variety bags & like 15bags of fun size chocolate. She goes through almost all of it, sometimes runs out depending on the weather. She gives 3 pieces if she starts running low she’ll do 2. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

we usually buy about $100 worth and run out by 7pm every single year. We only give one piece per child. We see ton of children. Basically we just sit on steps for hour or two and they keep coming. We live on super busy street. It’s the best trick or treating spot in the whole town. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m jealous. Last time I lived in a place where I thought I would get a lot of kids I didn’t. Started out giving two pieces for each kid but ended up giving handfuls towards the end when we had so much left. I love candy, so I would buy more than you think you need and you get the joy of eating it if its leftover 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Last year I had two or three big bags, but they rescheduled Halloween due to rain, and we got almost no kids! Not sure what to do this year.

I would definitely suggest saving candy you like toward the end, and if there is anything you hate, give that out first so you are not stuck with it!

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I spend around $200 a year in candy. We get several hundred kids, and I usually give out 2-3 small pieces of candy per child. We always run out. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AB Bride:  Around here, each town picks a time and day to hold trick or treating (usually 6-8 pm but sometimes earlier) during the Halloween week. it is sometimes on Halloween but more often Wed of the same week.

It was thunderstorming/ lightning on the scheduled day,  so the town rescheduled trick or treating hours to the following Sunday. Very few kids came out! By the end they were getting big handfuls of candy each.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We just moved to our neighbourhood, but my friend at work lives pretty close to us and gets about 50 kids (we live in a city of about 30,000). Our street doesn’t have a sidewalk though so maybe we’ll get less? We’re planning on handing out Screme Eggs because I LOVE them 😉 we’ll probably give two or three per child depending on how many we seem to be getting.

Growing up in the country, Halloween was the best because each house got so few kids that they gave our full size chocolate bars and cans of soda! My parents get less than 10 kids 😉

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We give out 2-3pieces, but only see like 30 kids a night! So we only need one variety bag!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This wil be my first year in a real neighborhood with kids! We’ll be handing out full-size candy bars because I am determined to be “THAT” house. lol

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

DH and I like to be the “cool” house and give out full size chocolate bars.  We bought for 100 last year and only had 40 kids 😐

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